I Am a Mother of a Teenager

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    Time Flies

    I have one son who is 15.  I can't believe that he will be graduating and making his own decisions in 3 short years.  For me the hardest part is learning how to balance letting him become more responsible and deal with the consequences of his actions while still setting...
    ruthbutterfly ruthbutterfly
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2008

    I Survived!!

    Yes, two oldest are now out on their own. I survived their teenage years. I currently have 3 teens at home and an 11-year-old who thinks and acts (and eats) like a teen. It's never boring.
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Sep 20, 2007

    Nearly

    Well she hits 13 in 3weeks and a few days and boy do we know about it! Those hormones have been flying round our house for a couple of years now and its like a war zone sometimes. Since she started early will she finish it just as early?  
    spiderb spiderb
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2008

    Party

    I gave my daughter a sweet 16 party last night. She feels disappointed because not very many people came. Lots of the kids that said they would come did not. I don't think she knows the people she invited as well as she thinks she does. Others she didn't invite. Oh well that...
    cap004 cap004
    46-50
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2011

    To Tell Or Not to Tell?

    I am a mom of a 13yr old boy. I also have two younger children. My 13yr old is a highly intelligent - very superior range IQ as tested by his doc. So he likes more complicated activities than the average kid. Very little keeps him interested for long. He really likes computer...
    gerrynchappster gerrynchappster
    36-40
    1 Response Jul 22, 2009

    More Than 1!

    I had 8 kids 4 boys 4 girls must admit the girls are harder to handle in their teens then the boys(in my case)
    mum8 mum8
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

    Well, Kind Of.

    My [very platonic] best friend R has an almost 14 year old daughter, K.  (That's not so weird in itself.  However, R and K live with my family and I.)  R's ex (K's mom) lives 90 miles from here with her husband and other kids, and hasn't seen K since K moved here...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    How Much Privacy Should a Kid Have?

    Technically, she's not a teen yet.  She's 12.  Her dad and I are getting divorced, so she is biding her time between 2 houses.  5 days at my house, 2 at his (not consecutive).  Dad did not want the divorce and is hurting a lot.  He's using her for his...
    doorsinmymind doorsinmymind
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Down To The Truth About Teenagers.

    If your a parent of a teenager, you've probably felt one or all of the following; Afraid, Angry, Concerned, Guilty, Hopeless, Lost, and Depressed. You also might have tried to relate to your daughter or your son, might have sought advice from your parent's, might have tried to...
    sr621 sr621
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

    Proud Parent

    I have a two boys both teenagers and WOW what a time we have. My husband and I are proud of how they have become respectable people. They make mistakes; But, So far they have been minor ones. WOOHOO!!!!!  We just try and teach actions have consquences whether good or bad...
    tigeress1970 tigeress1970
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2007
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